The Town of Lady Lake provides an average of more than 21 million gallons of water to its customers each month.
Watering restrictions ensure the efficient use of water for irrigation. Link to St. Johns River Water Management District website for more information.
The Town of Lady Lake Utilities Staff has received multiple Florida Rural Water Operator of the Year Awards.
All of the Town’s water comes from the Floridan Aquifer, which lies deep below the surface and is replenished mainly by rainwater. This “groundwater” comes from three wells throughout the Town. These wells have a combined capacity of 2 million gallons per day.
Groundwater is typically of a high quality, requiring only disinfection with chlorine prior to distribution to our customers. Town Staff routinely monitors the drinking water quality 365 days a year. For more information on water quality, refer to the Town’s Consumer Confidence Reports submitted annually to the regulatory agencies.
Town Staff works continually to maintain the integrity of drinking water after it leaves the treatment facility by performing preventative maintenance and repair of pipes, valves, hydrants, and meters that are part of the extensive water distribution system.
The Town of Lady Lake operates two wastewater treatment facilities with a combined treatment capacity of 1 million gallons per day. After a combination of physical, biological, and chemical treatment, wastewater leaves the plant as an environmentally friendly effluent. The Town provides reuse or reclaimed water for irrigation to residents and commercial customers.
Collection and Lift Stations
The Town of Lady Lake maintains 19 lift stations and an extensive collection system. Town Staff regularly cleans and repairs sewer pipes and maintains lift stations, where wastewater is collected and then pumped to the treatment plant or another lift station.
Reuse or Reclaimed Water
The Town of Lady Lake captures, treats, and utilizes wastewater effluent to distribute to irrigation customers throughout the Town. Utilizing Reuse Water for irrigation is a great cost effective and environmentally friendly way to use Florida’s most precious resource to irrigate anything from lawns, medians, parks, and golf courses.
The National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) is a national permitting program designed to control the pollutants discharged into the surface water such as lakes, ponds, streams and even the ocean. Improvement in our nation’s water quality can become a reality through public education and awareness, and through the implementation of steps that avoid or mitigate the problems associated with water pollution.
Stormwater pollution is a major contributor to the degradation of our groundwater, lakes, rivers and oceans. Click here to learn about preventing stormwater pollution.
For more information, link to: Environmental Protection Agency
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